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The Best Places for Seniors


May 06, 2019 in: Santa Fe Assisted Living,

Senior citizens have a lot to consider when it comes to finding a home. They may be inclined to stay in their home because they are afraid of change. The reality, however, is that there are excellent environments for seniors, like the Montecito, that have abundant activities.

What is Assisted Living Apartment Life Like?


April 22, 2019 in: Santa Fe Assisted Living,

Whether you are contemplating a move to an assisted living apartment or one of your loved ones is pondering trying out assisted living, you understandably have some questions about what the experience is like.

Fortunately, if you are in the Land of Enchantment and looking for assisted living in Santa Fe NM offers a wide number of choices for you or your relatives. As the following examples show, you’ll find that in most cases, assisted living apartments place a strong emphasis on independent living and staying active.

What is Long Term Care?


April 15, 2019 in: Senior Housing, Skilled Nursing Santa Fe, Santa Fe Assisted Living,

Throughout life, it is important to have a plan to take care of your family and yourself. As an infant, your family likely had a team of loved ones and professionals to offer advice and help care for you. This pattern of needs and support never leaves our lives. Despite this, many of those aging find they do not have the tools they need to carry out daily activities or support with medical treatments. To change this, many are seeking information to help build a plan to support their vision for the later chapters of their lives. Long term care facilities are an integral part of that plan and come in many different varieties. The following paragraphs will serve to cover how most of these facilities are structured and some of the resources they offer.

New Mexico State Regulations for Assisted Living


April 11, 2019 in: Santa Fe Assisted Living,

Many times, feelings and thoughts associated with the phrase, "Nursing Home," are those of sorrow and trepidation. The stereotype is that of the elderly residents being abused and neglected, inedible food slopped on dirty trays, and uncaring staff members. The New Mexico Department of Health, Division of Health Improvement, and Health Facility Licensing and Certification Bureau is working towards defeating these outdated stigmas through the implementation of Assisted Living Laws.

Seniors and Pet Separation When Going to an Assisted Living Facility


March 14, 2019 in: Skilled Nursing Santa Fe, Santa Fe Assisted Living,

Arranging Pet Care Before Transitioning to an Assisted Living Community

When you are a senior citizen with a beloved pet, you may wonder can I bring my dog to a nursing home. The answer to this question will depend on several factors, including the rules that the assisted living home has for its residents. Today, more assisted living facilities are permitting pets such as caged birds, fish in aquariums, cats and dogs. However, you shouldn't assume that you can bring your pet to the assisted living home. Some nursing homes have rules about the types of pets that can live with residents, including excluding certain breeds or refusing pets that aren't trained properly.

What to do When an Elderly Parent Refuses Assisted Living


March 11, 2019 in: Santa Fe Assisted Living,

The last time you visited your elderly mom, you noticed that her outfit was stained and dishes were piled in the sink. Then, your 84-year-old great uncle who is in poor health called you last week, chuckling about how another driver “flipped him the bird” while he was driving to the barber shop. On top of everything, your grandmother gets so crabby when you mention assisted living to her—despite the fact that you know she subsists on coffee, donuts and canned soup.

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